Orvis 101 Class

The Perfect Class for Beginner Fly Anglers

If you've ever thought about getting into the world of fly fishing, but haven't known where to begin, this is the PERFECT class for you! Completely free of charge, this two hour course will walk you through everything you need to know to get out on the water for the first time. We introduce you to the essential fly fishing equipment, the basics of rigging, and the fundamentals of fly casting.

We hold our Orvis 101 classes every Saturday at 10am inside the shop, and we'd love to see you there! There's no signup, so all you have to do is show up with a smiling face and an eager attitude! Each class is taught by one of our expert guides or industry professionals, ensuring you get the best experience possible! We understand that getting into fly fishing can be an intimidating task, and we are dedicated to providing you with a stress-free, simple, and effective way of introducing you to the sport we love so much!


What to Expect

What We Cover

Rods, reels, lines, leaders, tippet, and flies... that can be overwhelming for new anglers! We work with you to simplify the various components of fly fishing so that you have the confidence to grow in the sport!

We walk you through the essential knots of fly fishing, the various methods of rigging your equipment, and the myriad ways that you can target fish on a fly rod!

At the end of every Orvis 101 class, we take time to coach you through the basics of fly casting! You'll be coached by expert guides and industry professionals, ensuring that your casting is up to par for your next fishing trip!

Experience Solitude in the Alaskan Wilderness

The Goodnews River Lodge is located in a remote corner of Southwest Alaska about 450 miles from Anchorage, at the edge of the pristine Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. As the ONLY full-service fishing lodge on the entire 3 branch river system, you will experience World Class fishing, as well as the solitude and peaceful beauty of Alaska as it should be. It’s just you and the fish. No crowds. No flying to the “best” river. It’s all here on the Goodnews River, and it’s all yours to enjoy.

The 3 forks of the Goodnews River flow out of the Ahklun Mountains and wander through the Togiak National Refuge as they make their way to the Bering Sea. There are over 490 miles of fishable streams, braids, creeks and river branches for you to enjoy, all without seeing another angler. The Lodge itself is located on the North Fork of the river, which is the main branch, right at the upper edge of tidewater, and just 7 miles from Goodnews Bay. From there, our jetboats can easily access all 3 forks of the river, as well as the lower tidewater sections. Chrome bright Salmon, most still with sea lice, are the norm. These fish are fresh and feisty and will challenge your angling skills. Resident Leopard Rainbows and Grayling live in all areas of the river and follow the salmon upriver as they get ready for their spawning rituals. It’s a river system as nature intended, with no trace of human interference besides you and your guide.


Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Rob Kolanda or Adventure Travel Coordinator John Brown for additional information and to BOOK! rob@frontrangeanglers.com

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!.